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Rutgers Engineers Turn ‘Dumb’ Headphones ‘Smart’

How do you turn “dumb” headphones into smart ones? Rutgers engineers have invented a cheap and easy way by transforming headphones into sensors that can be plugged into smartphones, identify their users, monitor their heart rates, and perform other services, according to an article published on the university's website.

Developing Alternatives to Noise-Canceling Headphones at the University of Illinois

The main idea behind this research involves combining wireless IoT networks with noise cancellation. A microphone is placed in the environment that senses sounds and sends them over wireless signals to an earpiece. Since wireless signals travel a million times faster than sound, the earphone can receive the sound information much faster than the actual sound itself.

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Sonova Announces New SWORD "Made for All” Platform; Phonak Audéo B-Direct

Phonak has announced the introduction of Audéo™ B-Direct, a new “Made for All” hearing aid that directly connects to any cell phone with Bluetooth® 4.2 technology, including Android™, iPhone®, and the most other “classic” cell phones that can be popular with older adults. ‘Hearing Review’ looks at the new technology and interviews Phonak President Jan Metsdorff on the day of the product’s official US launch in Chicago.

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Bragi Releases the Dash Pro Tailored by Starkey and the Dash Pro Hearables

The two new members of the Bragi family include The Dash Pro tailored by Starkey, “The World’s First Custom-Made Wireless Ear Computer,” featuring a unique, personalized experience, and The Dash Pro, a polished, reloaded, re-engineered sequel to The Dash that continues to press innovation forward.

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